A 1996 graduate of St. Lawrence University, Jeremy Freeman returned to his alma mater in the fall of 1999 to serve as the head coach of the men's and women's tennis programs. Instilling in his players a strong work ethic and competitive spirit, Freeman has ensured that the Saints remain among the elite Division III collegiate tennis teams in the nation.
Under Freeman's direction, the women's team has compiled an impressive 77-26 (.750) record over the past six seasons heading into 2012-13.
The squad earned two consecutive NCAA Tournament bids ('07,'08), and most recently finished the 2011-12 season ranked 15th in the Northeast Region while earning ITA All-Academic status for their efforts in the classroom.
Meanwhile, the men's team advanced to the Liberty League championship for the first time in program history in 2010, finishing the season with a second place finish and an impressive 13-6 record. Freeman also led the Saints men's team to its first independent NCAA bid in program history in that same year, as well as regional ranking of 14th, the highest the St. Lawrence men's tennis program has seen in the last ten years.
Freeman has been recognized numerous times for his success as the team's head coach. In 2001, he was named UCAA Men's Coach of the Year and in 2003, the UCAA named him Women's Coach of the Year. In 2005, the Liberty League recognized Freeman as the Women's Coach of the Year. In 2004, Freeman was selected by the Student Athlete Advisory Committee as the Bernie McKinnon Coach of the Year Award recipient, which is given to a Saint Coach in recognition of outstanding contribution to athletics at St. Lawrence.
A St. Lawrence Alum, Freeman was a member of the men's tennis team as an undergraduate. With an extensive background in tennis coaching and instruction, Freeman has worked as an assistant tennis professional at Court One Athletic Club in Okemos, MI and spent three years as the head tennis professional for the Lake Placid Resort in Lake Placid, NY.
In 1999, Freeman completed his MS in Kinesiology from Michigan State University and returned to his alma mater in August after serving as the assistant athletic director and men's and women's tennis coach at Earlham College.
Freeman, in his capacity as an Assistant Athletic Director, manages and operates Appleton Arena and serves as both the Liaison to the Admissions Office as well as the liaison to the Department of Information Technology. During the summer months he also serves as the Director of Summer Sports Schools.
Freeman and his wife, University Photographer Tara Freeman, reside in Colton, N.Y.